BREAKING!!!! MUSIC VIDEO WORLD PREMIERE! Directed by Craig Kimberley

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Yes, my good friends, it’s time to party! This Friday Night at DOG BAR @ 9pm is the place and time. Please come out and support our local artist POCKET TANYA, and have a blast at a live showcase performance and JUNKIE POP music video world premiere. Filmed inside the landmark locations of EMPIRE DEPARTMENT STORE and THE DOG BAR, this puppy is all Gloucester through and through! The video was conceived on the fly, and shot in a matter of a couple of hours. It was done all hand held, and just me and Paul, no other crew. This is a true run-n-gun production. Pocket Tanya is an amazing performer-singer-songwriter that will entertain the shit out of you! Also on the ticket is Megan McKenzie, a soulful and powerful vocalist that you won’t want to miss. Then to hold it all together is the pumpkin’ DJ stylings of SUPA UGLY. Calling all LGBT, ESPN, WKRP, NCAA, AACP, AARP..EVERYBODY COME OUT AND HAVE SOME FUN!!!!(The video will be re-played throughout the night, so you won’t miss it if you come out a bit late.)

Below is are some sample frames from the video!!

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Pocket Tanya photo shoot by CK

Pocket is amazing, so call all ya homies, best mates, stupid neighbors, and so-so friends and come to the show!! Maybe have some snacks & drinks, meet Pocket Tayna and special guests, and have a friggin blast!!!!

You can find Pocket Tanya on iTunes suckas!

REWARD for Missing Dog (Essex MA) and Missing Coat (Cape Ann, MA)

Hi Joey, et al. Not sure if GMG has a ‘lost and found’ post, but it seems it is worth trying, so here goes….

REWARD for Missing Dog (Essex MA) and Missing Coat (Cape Ann, MA)

  • Cynthia’s Dog ‘Opie’ missing since January 6th.    Many are out looking for Cynthia’s dog. She lives in Essex and helps many a stray. 
  • Knee-Length Women’s Winter Coat; Black with Faux Fur-lined hood; last seen at the MAC Fitness Center on 12/6.

The coat went missing during the first week of December, and may have been taken home as ‘mistaken identity,’ but without identifiers for the owner…, has not been returned. d

Maybe FOB can Help.  REWARD for both!    Thanks!  Karen Pischke 

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You Spoke, We listened: Booker T. Jones is coming to the Larcom 2/21

Just before Christmas, we asked people whether we should bring Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Musicians Hall of Fame inductee, Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient & the greatest Hammond B3 master of all time, BOOKER T. JONES, to Beverly’s Larcom Theatre.  Response was overwhelmingly positive, so we’ve done it and tickets are now on sale to the public, but they’re selling fast.  Get your tickets here and don’t miss out on Booker T.’s only New England appearance on this U.S. tour.  You may remember him from Booker T. and the M.G.’s, with hits like “Green Onions,” “Hang ‘Em High,” “Time Is Tight,” and “Melting Pot,”.  While at Stax Records, Booker T. also wrote “Born Under a Bad Sign” with William Bell, which was recorded in 1967 by Albert King and later by Cream and Jimi Hendrix and covered live by many others. Here’s Booker T’s powerful version with his excellent touring band!

And here’s Booker T. with Gary Clarke Jr. and John Mayer live at the 2013 Rock and Roll Induction Ceremony

Wednesdays with Fly Amero and his special guest Inge Berge @ The Rhumb Line 8-11pm 1.14.2015

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Dinner Specials Every Week!

Wednesday, January 14th
Special Guest: INGE BERGE!

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Great songwriter. Great guitarist and singer. Great person
for us all to know and love here in Gloucester. The great . . .
Inge Berge! ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Check out Fred’s rockin’ wine menu!
John Rockwell

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Ron Schrank

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Looking forward……to seeing you there 🙂

A Special Delivery For Madame Mayor Sefatia Giambanco Romeo Theken




This morning I stopped by my dear friend, and  Madame Mayor Sefatia Giambanco Romeo Theken office with the special delivery…Welcome to your new home away from home/ office> Hope this basket of Traditional Sicilian Housewarming/New Office items help you settle in and make your new space feel like home!  Enjoy your gift basket my friend!



Madame Mayor Sefatia Giambanco Romeo Theken

Welcome To Your Nuova Work Casa

Enjoy these special Traditional Sicilian Housewarming treats, from us to you!

Bread    So you will never go hungry

Wine   So you will never go thirsty

Salt  Sprinkled around doors and windows, for good luck

Olive Oil   Which represents good health

A Candle   Symbolizing light

Wood   To bring peace, harmony and stability to your new home

Broom   To sweep away evil and ensure that the home/office stays clean of any negativity

Sugar   So your Mayor term will always have sweetness

Coin  So you can lead our beautiful City to dwell in good fortune

Honey  So you may always enjoy the sweetness of your Mayoral term

Mariposa  Simply because Sista Felicia believes every office/home needs some Mariposa!

Best Wishes
Sista Felicia  & Family

In addition to the traditional gift items, were a few of my personal favorites: a bottle of Sista Felicia Homemade Limoncello, San Marzano Tomatoes, a freshly baked Cherry Cheesecake and a special gift from  the Mariposa Company!  

It’s no secret to friends and family that I have an obsession for all things Mariposa, and love that the companies large product line makes gift giving throughout the year so simple!  The fact is I truly adore the beauty and functionality of the Mariposa Product line. It makes entertaining easy, elegant and  adds a special touch of flavor to anything served on Mariposa! From stemware, to servingware and everything inbetween my tables and home are adorned with Mariposa on a daily basis!  Last night while assembling the gift basket I was disappointed  in my efforts to purchases a “String of Pearls Sticky Note Holder”, for the mayor’s new office.   This handy decorative little note holder is one of the of my most used collection pieces, in the house!  Late last night I decided to  reached out to the Mariposa Company directly after my failed attempts yesterday to purchase  one of my most handy and beautiful Mariposa desktop pieces for my dear friend  and new City Mayor Sefatia. This morning just prior to my scheduled meeting with the Mayor, I learned from my contact at the Mariposa Company, that the “String of Pearls Sticky Note Desktop Holder” is classified as retired collection pieces, but the companies warehouse had one available and had been processed for me to pick up.  Love dealing with the Mariposa folks, as always, they totally came through on short notice. I personally would like to thank Laura Makin and the Mariposa Staff for their assistance this morning,and for the retired “String of Pearls “ collection piece they generously gifted to our City of Gloucester’s New Mayor Sefatia Giambanco  Romeo Theken!

Please know I’m grateful and that the Mayor is Thrilled to have your beautiful Gift on her desk…She Loved it!



Lance Shaw and His Wife Are New To Gloucester- Here’s Some Photos-

Hi Joey,

My wife and I recently moved to Gloucester and naturally have subscribed to your blog.  Are you ever looking for content, whether it be articles or photos?  I work full time in software product marketing and create plenty of content in various forms for work and am an aspiring amateur photographer – if you are looking for pics, or reviews or something else, let me know!

Here is a recent flickr album with a few Gloucester shots:



Lance Shaw

Click photo below to see the entire set-


Alex Gold Not Too Happy About The Dog Poop Situation At Burnham Field

Wanna go for a walk in Burnham Field, this is what you get (see poop shoe pic below). I want to thank all the lazy inconsiderate people who let their dogs take dumps all along the new paths and don’t bother picking it up.  The walkways are literally littered with dog feces. This is a disgrace and makes one wonder if people don’t respect the places where they live do they respect anything.
Upset resident,


Wednesday January 14th , 2015 Cape Ann Weather …

Marine Forecast :

Wed NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of snow showers.
Wed Night N winds 5 to 10 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Scattered snow showers. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.

Pod Cast Weather :

Hourly Forecast :



Community Stuff 1/14/15

Dear Joey:
GHS Girls Basketball will be hosting a Restaurant Fundraiser this month at Jalapenos.  Would you be willing to post this on “Good Morning Gloucester” so we can invite the community to join us?  


Hello Joey,
    We have an event that we are hosting in Salem on April 10th and 11th at the Hawthorne Hotel and we were hoping you could help us get the word out. Is there anything you can do to help? Thanks for your time.

Marc Arvilla
Founder- Mass Ghost Hunters Paranormal Society

Hi Joey,

Please put on GMG – The Writer’s Block (Cape Ann TV) with John Ronan will feature Barbara Boudreau in an interview about her novel “The Frenchman.” channel 12 at 8:00 p.m., Thursday, January 15. Also at 2:00 a.m. for those on the second shift. Also Friday, January 16 at 9:00 a.m. 

Great read. You won’t be able to put it down!


Barbara Boudreau
Author of “The Frenchman”

Candlemas Celebration at St. Johns Episcopal Church

Children’s Candlemas Celebration at St. John’s
Interested in what’s happening in the children and youth program at St. John’s?
St. John’s Episcopal Church school will be offering workshops related to Candlemas.  For two Sundays, (February 1st and February 8th) all children are invited to take part in this celebration by learning how to make beeswax candles and participate in the feast of the Presentation of the Lord at the Temple (40 days after his birth). The first Sunday (10:15 – 11:15am), participants will learn the story of Simeon and Anna (Luke 2:22 – 40) as they make their candles. The following Sunday (10:15 – 11:15am), children will complete their candles; learn the song of Simeon and help lead the Procession of Candlemas with their lighted candles, as part of the church service.  The procession will end with the children arriving in the church, joining their parents. This is a two-session commitment celebrating Candlemas and a great way to check out the children’s program at St. John’s. Just show up and enjoy this celebration!
All children ages 3- 18 (of any denomination) are invited to participate and celebrate.

Gloucester Historical Commission

Hi, Joey,

Wonder if you would post the following notice in Good Morning Gloucester. I know your readers include the people we are looking for to join us in historic preservation efforts.

The Gloucester Historical Commission (GHC) seeks prospective members and alternates. Its mission is to preserve, protect and develop public awareness of Gloucester’s historical assets.
    The GHC has up to seven members (all volunteers), each appointed by the Mayor for a 3-year term. We need Gloucester residents with special interest, competence, knowledge, or professional background in history, architecture and architectural history, planning, prehistoric and historic archaeology, anthropology, preservation and conservation, landscape architecture, cultural geography, or property law.
    Our meetings, which are open to the public, are held the last Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the City Hall third floor conference room. The next meeting is January 26.
     For more information contact co-chairman David Rhinelander at or Mary Ellen Lepionka at

Thanks very much,

Mary Ellen

Mary Ellen Lepionka

17 Hammond St.